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Hi everyone, have just ordered a hardtop 499 aspire double. Not sure whether to get underslung axle for more clearance height or if people are happy with the overslung axle height? Pros for underslung is more clearance. Cons, higher centre of gravity. Tow vehicle is 100 series cruiser (no lift)
Does anyone have a wiring diagram for a 2020 Avan Aspire 555-1 HT?
hi i have an avan aspire 555 full van, just like to know if we can leave the electric hot water on when hooked up to mains water when in a caravan park, thanks in advance, "didn't get told anything when we bought the van in the hand over, just told you will work it out"
Yes. When at a caravan park we leave our hot water switched onto electricity all the time. In fact in never gets switched off, so when we arrive at the next caravan park the next day we have hot water within 20 minutes of plugging in.
Hi Trevor, yep we have an Avan aspire 555, hot water gets switched on the moment the tank is full and never gets switched off till we leave, so all good, I am amazed how little information is provided unless you ask and how useless most of the written material provided is for daily running of equipment. cheers John
Thanks John, lot’s of paper work came with it but tells you nothing, once again thank you.
is there a water indicator?
Is it for the hot water tank or the normal water tank /
has anyone removed the shower exhaust filter for cleaning? How did you do it?
Hi there. we have just bought the 563 series and wonder if anyone has removed the exhaust filter from the shower ceiling to clean?
Love the rain but now have a leak coming from skylight and so covered skylight which also covered solar. Now have no lights or fridge power. Weirdly microwave, TV and power-points work. What do I do??? No fun sitting here in partial dark with food defrosting. How do I get light and fridge to work without solar. Battery seems flat, fuses ok, circuit breaker ok. Can I just plug into 240V to power everything ?
Plug into power which will power fridge (if power selected on three way), microwave and will/should recharge battery for 12v lights.
Also try gas for the fridge
Battery cooked itself a few months ago so I don’t think that’s working and without that the fridge panel not lighting up to enable me to select a power source. Mains power plugged in but that’s not registering either.
Our 2016 Xtrail has a max tow weight of 2000kg and tow ball weight of 200kg will this be ok to tow a 2019 Aspire 555 pop top?
PLEASE DON’T DO IT ! A caravan salesperson will no doubt tell you it will do the job, and legally, according to the numbers, it will. But you will pull the guts out of the car IMHO and have nothing in reserve. When we fell in love with the Avan Aspire we had a Mazda CX-5 with the same towing capacity as your vehicle. We are so glad that after a lot of research and car towing reviews we changed our tug before buying the van (horse before the cart is a good principle when buying caravans) and now we have loads of towing capacity up our sleeve which is such a great and comforting feeling, as caravanning is challenging enough without the overwhelming knowledge that your tug is operating right on it’s limit and you have to worry about every bit of weight you add to car and caravan. Please consider a proper tow vehicle.
Thanks ConsumerMan, so what tow vehicle did you go with?
hi i have an aspire 555 when we turn the pump on out free camping the water pump starts up when no taps are being used, is the norm or is there a fault with the pump, van is only 3 months old, thank you
Yes, the pump will come on for a short while (10 seconds maybe) to pressurise the pipes. If it stays on longer you may have a leak in the pipes. First check all taps are actually closed including outside shower and outside tap on drawbar. Then check all hose clamps. Sorry, that's all I got to offer.
thank you, didn't want to ring the place where we got the van from still to angry about the mucking around we got with them and then attitude " we've got your money don't care anymore''.
Just read your question again and I may have misunderstood. If the pump comes on for no reason such as the middle of night then yes, I think you may have a leak somewhere
Hi all. We have Aspire 555, which we love. Its 2 berth. Has anyone used table area as 3rd bed? Thanks in advance :)
How do I remove the toilet fuse in the cassette cavity?
Where is consumer affairs, all you have is VCAT. Avan proudly Australian, it's no wonder people are buying Chinese vans imported. Same goes for Jayco.
aspire 563 hard top
Box underneath van on Drivers side on the way to tanks is leaking , ie what is it and how do i repair ?
hi just got a new aspire 555 and would just like to know if i have fill the tanks and do i need to use the electric pump if i,m at a powered site with mains water, thanks
I have a water leak in the front window above the bed, how do I fix this problem?
The window is intact the leaking looks like it is coming in from around the seals, how do you take the outside cover off?. Any suggestions would be appreciated, as I don’t want to take it back to Avan.
Get a tube of clear or white silicon from Bunnings and (generously) go all around where the frame joins the caravan body.
Hi there, we have a Avan aspire triple five has under-seat air con and it doesn't work very well, if someone can give us any advice it would be greatly appreciated
other than that we are very happy with our van, it got everything you need to travel,
How old is the van? Have you changed the filters. If you take it back for warranty work at Bomaderry, empty the van first. Or my experience was, they emptied contents and camping equipment to the value of over $500 dollars into their boot for me.
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